Tax Incentives Blog

Putting People to Work & Cashing in on WOTC: A CTI Success Story

Written by Rachel Zarate Brouwer. Updated Aug 5, 2019.

Administrative burdens, technology slumps, and meeting the bottom line. Staffing clients combat many headaches in their efforts to put people to work. For this, they deserve to be rewarded.

CTI sees the value that staffing firms bring to the economy, and we pay that forward by adding value to their bottom line. We can step in and help place them in a better financial situation when we maximize their Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC).

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WOTC Tax Credits Help Construction Get Creative with Its Labor Shortage

Written by Angie Longacre. Updated Jul 31, 2019.

‘Doing without,’ like suffering under the restraints of a constricting budget, often pushes us to get creative with our needs. As many a young person has experienced, I was near-penniless when I set off on my own and moved into my first apartment. Used furniture, borrowed draperies, thrift store flatware, and area rugs rescued from a friend’s attic.

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Watch the WOTC Take Hotel Labor Issues ‘to the Cleaners’

Written by Angie Longacre. Updated Jun 30, 2019.

For the past 16 years, thousands of hotel owners and operators have convened in Memphis, Tennessee for the annual Southern Lodging Summit to exchange ideas and expound upon the latest news, trends, and challenges in the hotel industry.

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How the WOTC Helps N.C. Businesses in Tourism Tide

Written by Angie Longacre. Updated Jun 28, 2019.

Ride the surging surf, explore ghostly shipwrecks in the deep, survey exquisite historical mansions, ascend the beauty of the Great Smokey Mountains, watch clear water tumble from a fall, sample southern and coastal dishes...The list goes on. North Carolina brims with attractions and adventures, from the lush greenery of Asheville to the bright beacon of Cape Hatteras Lighthouse. And more and more people are discovering N.C.’s abundant natural and man-made allure.

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Don’t Fear the Audit, Partner with a Tax Consultant

Written by Charlotte Ochs. Updated Jun 8, 2019.

You are a savvy business owner. Part of your business acumen includes knowledge of potential tax credits that can benefit your bottom line. However, the words “potential for audit” linger in the back of your mind.

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How Can Employers Benefit from Giving Ex-Cons a Second Chance?

Written by Angie Longacre. Updated Jun 5, 2019.

Second chances. Songs have been written about the concept, movies made, proverbs spoken, and tales told. We grant them to our spouses, to our friends, our children, co-workers, and even strangers.

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The WOTC – Cooking Up Staff and Chopping Taxes for Restaurants

Written by Angie Longacre. Updated May 29, 2019.

Chances are, you or someone you know has at some point in their lives worked in a restaurant, bar, or coffee shop. Maybe you washed dishes at the local dinner after school to save up for that car; maybe your college roommate served up rich espressos between classes to pay for books; or perhaps your family member waited tables in a tavern to cover the bills.

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The WOTC and ATS – A Dynamic Duo of Integration

Written by Angie Longacre. Updated May 23, 2019.

Fish and chips. Batman and Robin. Steak and eggs. Hall and Oates. Bacon and…everything.

Some things are good all on their own: sink your teeth into a chunk of velvety milk chocolate or slip a spoonful of creamy peanut butter across your tongue. Yum. Now put them together…and you’ve got a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup. “Two great tastes that taste great together.”

And sometimes they’re just better together.

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Work Opportunity Tax Credit and Jobs Act to Help American Workers…Permanently

Written by Rachel Zarate Brouwer. Updated May 20, 2019.

Updated May 20, 2019

Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) announced late last week that lawmakers on the Senate Finance Committee will form bipartisan groups to analyze how best to address expired and soon-to-expire tax incentives, known as extenders.

Finance Committee Democrats and Republicans will convene six separate working groups to analyze tax extenders, with the two largest working groups addressing energy tax incentives and those for economic and community development.

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How the WOTC Helps Hotels ‘Keep House’ on Rising Costs

Written by Angie Longacre. Updated May 20, 2019.

The Days Inn hotel promotes its multi-national chain with a distinguishable rising sun, and until recently, the tagline: The Best Value Under the Sun. The slogan intended to succinctly convey the business’ value proposition dedicated to “providing value-conscious travelers with the best combination of warm hospitality and integrity for their money.”

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